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"JB"

Been under the Weather.

by James “JB” Bryson I will get back to the email replies tomorrow friends. I came down with my once a year cold this past week and was out of commission. Much to report on as I have kept up to speed on the local political landscape. Back to full …

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International Relations

Varela preparing to kiss major ass, as US Secretary of State arriving on surprise visit.

The surprise visit of Mike Pompeo will be for a day and will meet with President Juan Carlos Varela and Chancellor Isabel de Saint Malo The Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, will be on an official visit tomorrow in Panama.This was reported by the US embassy …

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Legal

What a surprise…Comptroller office requesting more files on corruption

It was learned that officials of the Anticorruption Discharge Prosecutor’s Office carried out proceedings on Tuesday, October 16, at the offices of the San Felipe, Ancon, Las Mañanitas, Calidonia and December 24 community councils . Prosecutor will investigate the 186 communal juntas after reopening the case Judge sends to the …

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Politics

Cortizo spent $1million to secure PRD. ( Zulay, 2nd in votes, comes in at $91K)

Laurentino Nito Cortizo , presidential candidate of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) , spent $ 1 million in the primary election on September 16, where he emerged victorious. Congresswoman Zulay Rodríguez , the second most voted, disbursed $ 91 thousand, and former president Ernesto Toro Pérez Balladares , who was …

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Bocas del Toro

OP ED today in La Prensa: PNO.com has been covering this stuff 24/7- 365 a year

by James “JB” Bryson Please read the OP ED in La Prensa. We are happy to see a much larger source start to put a bit more light on the corruption that I myself have seen first hand in Bocas del Toro.   The handling of public affairs has always …

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Legal

Home detainment request DENIED. Martinelli to remain in prison

The Plenary of the Supreme Court of Justice denied the defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli a request for replacement of a measure other than pre-trial detention. The magistrates who voted against granting a house by jail or country by jail, as requested by the defense of the former president, …

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Politics

Humbert now requesting information from radio stations in regards to advertising contracts

The Comptroller General of the Republic, Federico Humbert , asked the National Assembly (AN ) a report on the contracts signed between that State body and radio stations from 2014 to this date. The request was directed by Humbert to the president of the AN, Yanibel Ábrego, as a matter …

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Editorial Contribution

PNO.com anxiously awaiting more to our online Advertising platform

As PNO.com continues to generate a fair and steadily growing amount of traffic to our site, we are anxiously looking forward to educating our readers as to the services provided by these businesses. In addition, we look to see these banners increase as we get closer to the elections and …

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International Relations

Varela appeals to UN as Panama grows in the Cocaine production World

The president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, called today in Vienna at a meeting of the UN to greater international cooperation to address the “exponential” increase in the production of cocaine and other drugs in Latin America, and warned of the growing violence related with drug trafficking. “I want to …

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Legal

Martinelli Defense requests Home Detention and monitoring as opposed to facility detainment

The plenary session of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) , constituted in collegiate court, will hold a hearing this Monday, to attend a request for legal medical evaluation and change of precautionary measure in favor of former President Ricardo Martinelli . ANALYSIS A compass for the case of punctures …

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Legal

Former Minister arrested for Blue Apple. “As I was saying…….”

The former Minister of Public Works, Federico Pepe Suárez was arrested, on the night of this Friday, October 12, by the National Police in compliance with the driving order issued by the Sixth Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office within the process for money laundering in the case of Blue Apple. They deny …

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"JB"

BURNS MY ASS!!! Blue Apple, Punctures, and Odebrecht, …..Oh, my!!!! Let’s start being PROUD

by James “JB” Bryson I woke up this week and instead of perusing through La Prensa or La Estrella to read what would undoubtedly be a new indictment of issue involving. BRIBES, PAYOFFS, BLACKMAIL,BACKPACKS, MONEY LAUNDERING, BANK FRAUD, TITLING FRAUD, BOUGHT JUDGES, etc……I think it’s time we recognize the level …

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Legal

Relentless Martinelli defense team pushes for yet another nullification of charges

The defense of Ricardo Martinelli, who was president of Panama (2009-2014), insists on requesting the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) to declare the case null and therefore its release. According to the defense of Martinelli, and his supporters, the files of the Martinelli case -for supposedly intervening communications- are ‘chimbos’ …

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Chiriqui

Varela visits Chiriqui in midst of river tragedy

The President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela , went to the judicial morgue of David on Wednesday, October 10, to show his solidarity in the midst of the pain to the relatives of the teacher and the young students who lost their lives on Tuesday crossing the Jacaque River …

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Bocas del Toro

Titling issues coming back into light. Indigenous Panamanians tired of being used by elite? More coming

Members of the National Coordination of Indigenous Peoples of Panama protested, on Thursday morning, at the entrance of the Ministry of Environment, in Albrook. This, they said, to show their rejection of the lack of attention from this institution, in their demands for collective land titling. Marcelo Guerra, one of …

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"JB"

Supreme Court and Department of Justice of Varela have plan for Martinelli- DEATH

by James “JB” Bryson I personally find it very interesting when reading the daily updates that are released about the prosecution of Ricardo Martinelli. It is hard for me to escape the practically incestuous link between Varela and his former boss, and the manner in which he is doing everything …

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Updated Endangered Species list released: What is affected in Panama?

by James “JB” Bryson One source of passion and interest in my life has always come from a keen involvement and knowledge of what is happening around me. If you read PNO.com often, you will find that politics provide me with serious interest. However what affects me the most is …

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Legal

Martinelli wearing out welcome at El Renacer, transfer being considered.

The disciplinary board of El Renacer prison will meet to take the measures that will be imposed in relation to the case of former President Ricardo Martinelli , who has been detained in a preventive manner in this jail since last June. Martinelli challenges norm; is locked with women New …

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International Relations

So Two Morons and a Beautiful Woman walk into a bar, the first Moron says,……….

During his participation in the General Assembly of the United Nations , the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, was reunited with the president of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania . The Panamanian president shared an image in his Twitter account, where he appears posing with his American counterpart and the first lady. He …

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Politics

CD Party turns attention to Deputies for Roux

A total of 22 of the 24 deputies of Cambio Democrático (CD) will not have to worry about seeking the votes to secure their candidacy in the primaries that the party will hold on September 30. Deputy Cold: business and payroll Mayín Correa will be substitute for Ricardo Martinelli as …

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"JB"

BURNS MY ASS!!! So where is Emilio Sempris??? AGAIN, as mining threatens National Park in Colon’.

by James “JB” Bryson On PNO.com we have already expanded and commented on the recent logging issues and back handed concessions given by the person assigned to PROTECT the environment of Panama. Yet as I type, more activity is occurring dangerously and ominously close to protected hectares in Colon’, that …

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International Relations

President Trump sends clear message to Maduro. “Straighten Up”, as US implies military action

The US president, Donald Trump , said in the United Nations (UN) that even the “most” “strong” options are on the table with respect to Venezuela, whose questioned governor is participating in the General Assembly on Wednesday. “All the options are on the table, all of them. The strong and …

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International Relations

BRAVO to La Prensa: Article in major outlet outside of PNO.com sheds light on Varela at World stage

The last speech of President Juan Carlos Varela before the General Assembly of the United Nations displaced the issues that dominated the news agenda: the ruling against a mining concession, the audience to Ricardo Martinelli for the punctures, and the political whirlwind of the electoral campaign of 2019 Varela calls …

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On brink of criminal judgment, Martinelli obtains signatures for mayoral run.

OP ED: by James “JB” Bryson Say what you will of former President Ricardo Martinelli, but the guy has a set of balls on him. Whereas I am equally jaded into Panamanian politics as I was in my own country back in the states, I truly feel that the entirety …

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US News of note

“Hey, Hey, Hey,,,,,,,he’s going away”. Cosby sent to prison in US.

Bill Cosby will spend his first night behind bars at SCI Phoenix, a 3,830-bed prison in the suburbs of Philadelphia, after being temporarily detained in a county prison where he was sent immediately after being sentenced to three to 10 years in prison. prison for sexually abusing a woman at …

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Immigration

Someone whispered in Varela’s ear that Venezuela crisis might lead to immigration issue.

The lessons learned from the migratory crises “force us today to reiterate the energetic call to the Government of Venezuela to regain political dialogue.” This was part of the message given this Wednesday, September 26, by the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela , during the plenary session of …

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Crime

Everyday MORE on ODEBRECHT!!! When will Panama learn?

“What has happened with Odebrecht is the biggest case of corruption that we can remember,” said Mercedes De Freitas , executive director of Transparencia Venezuela, an organization founded in 2004 as the Venezuelan chapter of Transparency International . He explained that despite the number of countries involved and politicians pointed …

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Church

Panamanian Catholic Dioceses preparing for WYD and Papal Visit

Jackeline Morales, director of Days in the Dioceses of the Local Organizing Committee for the World Youth Day (WYD), explains to The Star of Panama what the Days of the Diocese are about and the significance of the symbols of WYD for the Christian meeting, which will take place from …

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Politics

PRD votes are in: Who’s IN and Who’s OUT

With 100% of the votes counted after the primaries of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), the majority of the current deputies of that party secured their candidacy for the 2019 elections, but three did not obtain the necessary votes to seek their re-election. This is Crescencia Prado , circuit 12-3; …

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Legal

Defense team of Martinelli lays out plan to fight the punctures case

The defense of former President Ricardo Martinelli announced, in total, 28 testimonial evidence, 87 documentaries, 4 expert opinions and 132 interview documents for them to be evaluated by the judge of guarantees, Jerónimo Mejía, in the hearing of the process that is followed by the exmandatario the punctures. Moltó, Pérez …

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